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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Fire incident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway caused by tanker explosion

The Ogun State Police Command has urged the public to ignore insinuations that the fire that gutted no fewer than seven trailers on the Kara Market portion of Lagos-Ibadan expressway was as a result of an ethnic clash.

FRSC: 13 vehicles burnt in tanker explosion on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says six tankers, five trucks and two cars were destroyed in a tanker explosion at Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday.
Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested two suspected fraudsters, Konne Israel Barieeba and Osuji Miracle Obieze, for obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N768, 585, 000. 00 (Seven Hundred and Sixty-eight Million, Five Hundred and Eighty-five Thousand Naira).

EFCC arrests two for ‘N768.5 million fraud’

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested two suspected fraudsters, Konne Israel Barieeba and Osuji Miracle Obieze, for obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N768, 585, 000. 00 (Seven Hundred and Sixty-eight Million, Five Hundred and Eighty-five Thousand Naira).

PAN laments negative impact of levy reduction on imported vehicles

The revision of the import levy on cars from 30 per cent to five per cent by the federal government has taken a toll on the business plan of the Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN).

Ekiti commercial motorists lament high cost of drivers’ licence

Commercial motorists in Ekiti state have appealed to the state government to reduce the heavy fees they are required to pay for the collection of new driver’s licences and the renewal of expired ones.

Death toll from Lagos tanker explosion hits five

Ibrahim Farinloye, the acting zonal coordinator, south-west zonal office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development to newsmen.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor: MKO remains the most acceptable Nigerian democrat

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, has described the late Moshood Abiola as the most acceptable democrat cherished by Nigerians.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos Assembly moves to repeal ex-governors’ pension law

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday organised a one-day public hearing where participants backed the plan to repeal the law for payment of pensions and other benefits to former governors and deputies.
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has ordered a reshuffle of the southern African country's top police brass to facilitate a probe into the killing of two protesters last week, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Zambian court throws out second challenge to president’s re-election bid

Zambia’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that President Edgar Lungu can stand for re-election in August, throwing out a second opposition challenge to his eligibility on the basis of the constitutional two-term limit.
Afrobeat singer Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has received his Grammy award plaque. The afrobeat singer’s ‘Twice as Tall Album’ won Best Global Music album at the 63rd Grammy Awards, held in March in Los Angeles.

Burna Boy receives Grammy award plaque

The singer took to his Instagram page @burnaboygram to announce that he had received the plaque, as he posted photos and a video clip of himself with the plaque.
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Zamfara governor distributes vehicles to judiciary staff

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has presented new vehicles to all Chief Registrars, members of the Judicial Service Commission, Magistrates and Sharia Court judges in the state to ease their transportation needs.
The federal government is losing billions of naira in duties payable on imported vehicles as 50 per cent of such vehicles in Nigeria reportedly come in illegally through closed borders, it has been revealed.

Report: Nigerian government loses 50% vehicle import duty, levies to smugglers

The federal government is losing billions of naira in duties payable on imported vehicles as 50 per cent of such vehicles in Nigeria reportedly come in illegally through closed borders, it has been revealed.

Gani Adams: Oyo killings pointer to imminent war in Nigeria

Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday said the killing of over 50 people in Igangan town, Ibarapa, Oke Ogun area of Oyo State by bandits is pointer to the fact that war is imminent in the country.
L-R: Chairman, South West Governor’s Forum and Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu; his Counterparts from Osun, Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti and Oyo States, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola; Prince Dapo Abiodun; Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Mr. Seyi Makinde

South-west governors condemn Oyo killings

“We have just received with rude shock a premeditated attack on our people at Igangan, Ibarapa, Oyo State, in the early hours of today. This cowardly onslaught on a peaceful community has occasioned loss of lives and property on a large scale,” Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said on behalf of his colleagues.

Afe Babalola urges governments to review monthly salary, appointment process of judges

Legal icon, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) has advised the Federal and state governments to improve on the current salaries of judicial officers, especially judges, so as to guarantee commitment and fairness in the handling of cases.

EFCC arrests ‘investment company’ chief for ‘fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested a 43-year-old company executive in Ibadan for allegedly defrauding people of over N128 million, in a fraudulent investment scheme.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC: Why we’ve not auctioned N14 billion properties seized from ex-oil minister

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says the commission is yet to auction assets and property recovered from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, due to “administrative exigencies.”
The House of Representatives has postponed the planned security summit scheduled to hold on Monday.

House summon AGF over ‘blockage’ of $60 billion repatriation

The House of Representatives has again summoned the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) for allegedly halting the repatriation of $60 billion loot from Texas, United States of America.

Two killed in grenade blasts in Burundi’s capital

Unknown assailants set off four grenades in Burundi's capital Bujumbura late on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding several others, police said.
Police and rescue service members are seen near the crashed cable car after it collapsed in Stresa, near Lake Maggiore, Italy May 23, 2021. ITALIAN POLICE-Handout via REUTERS

Italian cable car crash kills at least 13, injures three

At least 13 people died and three were seriously injured on Sunday when a cable car linking Italy’s Lake Maggiore with a nearby mountain in the Alps plunged 20 metres to the ground, local officials and rescuers said.
Thousands of Atletico Madrid fans defied the authorities by taking to the streets of the Spanish capital to celebrate on Saturday night after victory over Real Valladolid secured their team an 11th league title.

Thousands of Atletico fans defy pandemic by celebrating title triumph in Madrid

Thousands of Atletico Madrid fans defied the authorities by taking to the streets of the Spanish capital to celebrate on Saturday night after victory over Real Valladolid secured their team an 11th league title.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

VP Obasanjo: No amount of money can buy my conscience, support

Obasanjo stated this at the inauguration of the Prof Abayomi Oluwatosin Jiboku Building and Entrepreneurship Centre at the Lariken International College, on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital,

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The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

UN: Nigeria’s foreign direct investment inflows increased to $2.4 billion in 2020

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Nigeria increased to $2.4 billion in 2020 from $2.3 in the previous year despite the COVID-19 pandemic that plagued global economies.
Dangote Industries has revealed that its Urea fertiliser is now on sale nationwide and that it currently pushes out a minimum of 120 trucks daily across the country.

Dangote to start exporting fertiliser to U.S., Brazil

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote’s new fertiliser plant near Lagos will export its first shipment in late June or early July, to Louisiana, while the majority of exports from the plant are expected to go to Brazil, Dangote said on Tuesday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Fire incident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway caused by tanker explosion

The Ogun State Police Command has urged the public to ignore insinuations that the fire that gutted no fewer than seven trailers on the Kara Market portion of Lagos-Ibadan expressway was as a result of an ethnic clash.
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Spain pardons jailed Catalan separatist leaders

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday pardoned all nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for their role in a failed independence bid in the region in 2017, one of whom reacted with defiance to news of his impending release.
Afghan Commando forces are seen at the site of a battle field where they clash with the Taliban insurgent in Kunduz province, Afghanistan June 22, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Taliban launch major offensives in northern Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents have conducted a wave of offensives in Afghanistan's north in recent days, moving beyond their southern strongholds as international forces withdraw.

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Plastic surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena in an attack last month. Rodwell Khomazana lost his nose, left eye, most of his upper lip, bits of his forehead and other parts of his face when he was attacked during a nighttime church service outside Harare on 2 May.

South African surgeons to reconstruct face of nine-year-old boy after hyena attack

Plastic surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena in an attack last month.
President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party will hold its congress Saturday ahead of September parliamentary elections that come amid a sweeping crackdown on the beleaguered opposition.

Vladimir Putin’s party holds congress amid opposition clampdown

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party will hold its congress Saturday ahead of September parliamentary elections that come amid a sweeping crackdown on the beleaguered opposition.

Victor Oye: I’m still APGA’s national chairman

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye, has denied media reports that he has been sacked by the party.

Verification: Nigeria customs threatens to detain defaulting airplanes

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says it will detain any defaulting privately owned airplanes at the expiration deadline of the July 7 , as part of the ongoing verification.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC boss: Real estate sector major conduit for money laundering

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has declared that the real estate sector of the economy served as a major conduit for money laundering in the country.